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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library: Alton Branch
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 –
BURLINGTON SLAM PROJECT 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY feat. JULIA PILEGGI
9 Years y’all. 9 years of slam in the suburbs. 8 National teams. Around 100 different feature poets. Numerous hosts, organizers, volunteers, champions, not-your-champions, and more poems than any sane person would take the time to count.
This July, we celebrate the 9th birthday of the Burlington Slam Project, and you should come join us! If you’ve ever been to our events, been around or been a part of our scene, come celebrate with us. This is always one of our biggest nights of the year, so let’s pack the energy in and remind Burlington that these sleepy streets aren’t so sleepy anymore.
We’ll be doing the usual slam format, and as always, we’ve got a dope feature lined up – Julia Pileggi!
Julia Pileggi is a published writer, spoken word poet, theatre artist, and educator residing in Vancouver. Julia is known for blending humour, authenticity, and musicality in her writing and performance. She is dedicated to sharing vulnerability, and gives voice to themes including self-worth, relationships, family, and (more times than intended) food. Currently, Julia is ranked in the top 10 at the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and is a member of the 2017 Van Slam team. She competed both on the Van Slam team at the National Poetry Slam, and on the Slamapalooza slam team at The Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word in 2016. Julia is one half of the five year long writing project www.thesefiveminutes.com, through which she hosts readings, writing groups, and writer’s workouts.
So bring five bucks, bring a flock of friends and let’s have a wonderful time celebrating this beautiful artform, this ludicrous game, and these warm and loving people going 9 years strong!